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    I am looking for something like a top 10 list of the most frequent diagnosis in primary care. I would be interested in seeing how such a list changes over the years. And I expect there will be a difference of opinion based on different regions of the world. If you can direct me to a research paper on this subject that would be great - but in the meantime if you have your own list I would still be interested in seeing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcoxusa View Post
    I am looking for something like a top 10 list of the most frequent diagnosis in primary care. I would be interested in seeing how such a list changes over the years. And I expect there will be a difference of opinion based on different regions of the world. If you can direct me to a research paper on this subject that would be great - but in the meantime if you have your own list I would still be interested in seeing that.
    do u want to discuss systemwise or in general?

    bcz in general, infectious diseases will be most common i think so...


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    I was looking for something like the list I recently found in a book called “20 Common Problems in Primary Care”. There is a table listing the top 5 reasons for visits to primary care clinicians and I think it generally answers my question.

    The top 5 primary care problems reported by National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey were:
    1. Cough
    2. Sore Throat
    3. Earache
    4. Back Problems
    5. Skin Rash

    However, in a managed care setting from Southern California the top 5 were:
    1. Adult Prevention
    2. URI
    3. Cardiovascular Disease
    4. Hypertension
    5. Skin Rash

    Apparently a top-10 list is not as straight forward as I thought it might be because it depends on the setting as well as other factors like demographics.

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